Adjusting needle-thread tension, Adjusting stitch length, Adjusting presser foot pressure – SINGER 5147 User Manual
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Zig-zag stitching requires iess needle-thread
tension than straight stitching.
Make a test sample with the fabric and thread
you plan to use so that you can adjust the ten
sion properly. The stitches should lie flat
against the fabric without causing the fabric to
If the stitches are not flat and the fabric is
puckered, lower the needle-thread tension by
turning the dial to a lower number.
ADJUSTING STITCH LENGTH
Any stitch length setting from 1 to 4 will give
you an open zig-zag stitch.
The higher the number, the more open, or
farther apart your stitches will be.
The area between 0 and 1 on the dial is used
for the adjustment of zig-zag satin stitching, a
series of closely spaced plain zig-zag stitches
that form a smooth, satin-like surface. (Refer to
page 22 for information on satin stitching.)
ADJUSTING PRESSER FOOT PRESSURE
See page 16 under “Straight Stitching”.